Corralejo is a tourist resort situated at the northern end of Fuerteventura. It is considerably larger than Caleta de Fuste and has a more touristy feel.
Corralejo Old Town
The original part of the town is based around the old harbour, which was used by local fishermen. Here the small sheltered beach, Playa la Clavellina, provides safe bathing for locals and holidaymakers alike. Fishing from the harbour wall is a popular pastime, and it is not usually as busy as the photograph suggests. On this particular day there was a competitive swim from Lobos back to Corralejo, and people who had been visiting the tourist information office, as well as relatives of those taking part crowded onto the wall for a good view.
The more modern facility consists of a marina for pleasure craft and room for the ferry services to Lanzarote and Lobos, a small island that is a 15 minute ferry ride from Fuerteventura. There are various trips aimed at those on holiday that run from the harbour, and bookings for these can be made at one of the booths dotted about the area.
The market is held on Tuesdays and Fridays close to the Baku water park. It starts about 9.30 and finishes about 1.30 depending on how busy it is. Here you will find a lot of crafts as people living on the island will turn their hand to anything that can make them a living. As well as clothes, shoes and household goods and souvenirs there is also a range of interesting African wooden crafts and artwork on sale. Why not haggle the price and get yourself a real bargain!
Corralejo’s Beaches and Dunes
A short distance south of the old port are a couple of more spacious sandy beaches that have fine views of the Island of Lobos. Whereas the small beach by the old harbour in Corralejo seems to making use of the space, these larger beaches are aimed at holidaymakers staying in the north of Fuerteventura, and have everything needed for a day at the beach on Fuerteventura.
The town is surrounded by sand dunes and miles of sandy beaches that form a nature reserve.